Yesterday I painted this baby who just can’t get enough of his books! I loved creating this!
First I drew my design onto a piece of hot pressed watercolor paper. Then I glued a few small pieces of paper down in the background and painted it with a mix of Quinacridone Magenta and white acrylic inks. Once I chose that color, I decided to go with shades of red-violets, blue-greens and yellow-oranges which is a triad color scheme. This was challenging and a lot of fun! I also knew i wanted him to be African American, so the skin tones were a challenge as well!
What was fun, too, was putting the book he’s holding upside down, ha ha! And my little bookworm is surrounded by some of his favorite books including: “Goodnight Moon,” “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?,” “Hop on Pop,” and a few others in his little basket of books.
Lastly, I added some washi tape, stamped some circles and wrote in some letters and numbers.
I am really enjoying doing these “Bookworm” mixed media pieces. I am planning to do at least two more!
Have a wonderful day! 😀